U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Northeastern Pennsylvania
 [Register]
Northeastern Pennsylvania Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pocono area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 12-12-2016, 05:10 PM
 
1,429 posts, read 3,326,017 times
Reputation: 574

Advertisements

Looking for someone who works on old tube radios and record players. Maybe one of the old time TV repair shops?
Thanks
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-12-2016, 06:27 PM
 
41,823 posts, read 45,018,613 times
Reputation: 17746
Not sure about Scranton but if you don't find anyone Star Electronics in Edwardsville does electronic repair and he has been around for a while.

Star Electronics Repair | Amplifier | Edwardsville, PA

I can tell you he does excellent solder work, I had him put a BIOS chip on motherboard. This has 8 pins to solder and it can fit on the top pencil eraser. You almost need a microscope for it. It was a bad chip and I had someone double check his work before getting another one and the guy said whoever did it does excellent work.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2016, 09:59 PM
 
4,577 posts, read 4,084,117 times
Reputation: 4510
Finding someone who even knows what a vacuum tube is today is difficult. There's a business in Bingo that repairs old radios and phonographs.


Antique radio and phonograph repair and restoration center | FYLP Restorations - Binghamton, NY


I can't vouch for them but McIntosh Laboratories (also in Bingo) still makes vacuum tube amplifiers and a company in Williamsport (L-3 Communications electron devices division) makes them.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2016, 03:18 PM
 
529 posts, read 960,367 times
Reputation: 416
I'm in Wilkes-Barre, but I have an extra class Ham Radio license and have repaired many old tube radios. I'm 62. Have a military grade tube tester, probably several hundred replacement tubes, but usually I would have to order parts from a supplier which would take a bit of time (maybe an extra week). Usually the only thing they need is replacement power capacitors. As for a phonograph, if it's motor or mechanical parts, they may be hard to find, I did deal once with a gentleman in WV who was able to rebuild a 1940 needle cartridge, don't know if he's still around. If you can't find anyone else, I might be willing to take it on, as long as you are not in a hurry.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Northeastern Pennsylvania

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top